Plain and basic Amy receives news that suddenly turns her world upside down. Together with her outspoken and bold Sister Mary, the pair embark on a mission to set things right in the world and reconnect their once lost bond along the way.
You can make a movie about how crummy a single women's life is. You can make a movie about a terminal cancer diagnosis. You can make a movie about a bucket list. You can make a movie about hookup culture. You can make a sexual assault revenge movie. You can maybe make a movie with two or three of these plot points. But you cannot make a movie with all of them.....with a budget as low as this.......in seventy eight minutes.
This is a bad movie not because of all the above but the sheer hubris of a writer director that should know better. The direction and editing are weak, the acting is corny and if you think the viewing public will accept 'boss babe gets her revenge on a bunch of white guys' storylines anymore, then you are very much mistaken and will soon join the queue at the employment centre nearest you soon enough.
Reviewed by liggett-006493 / 10
Find some other movie to watch.
The two leads were pleasant enough to watch. They have more talent than this movie deserves. Story just never really engaged me. I did hang in & watched til the end hoping for some kind of a positive ending. Did not happen. A few funny scenes, but more cringy ones than entertaining ones. Seems like it got to the end and the writer didn't know how to tie it up with an ending that was plausible, so they threw in a last minute "twist" that made even less sense than the rest of the movie. Seems like too many of these kinds of movies showing up anymore. Guess just about anyone can make a movie now days whether the story makes any sense or not. One last thing. Most of the actors in this cannot act at all and the writer must think that the use of the big "F" word makes their acting better. It doesn't.
Reviewed by grantbent8 / 10
Fresh Outta Sac-town
This is a sleeper that was well steered by its Director Mark S. Allen. Sometimes you encounter these little indie films coming out of backwater cities that create a sense of place. We have seen it with the Pacific Northwest where everything is rainy and grainy. We have seen it with the Deep South where everything is down home and steamy. What about Sacramento - a flat place with a river and a bridge?
This film uses lots of drone shots to get above the flatlands and give Amy's life some welcome dimension. It throws in some obvious CGI clouds above the horizon and let's us all resonate with goofy Zoom calls.
Once you get past all these low budget choices, what you are left with are the strength of the characters in this fable. First and foremost. Alyson Gorske as Amy has a winning attitude (similar to a young Jennifer Aniston) that makes you want to pull for her even as she faces insurmountable news about her mortality. Her sister Mary (played with empathy by Ms Taylor) inhabits her role much more than the average sidekick in a zany comedy. Mary springs into companionship when Amy's fate is revealed and, even though her first pregnancy is a topic to be considered, the movie keeps the focus on Amy and her final redemption. Finally, there is a roster of character roles that color this production upside, downside, left and right side. I had that same feeling of being introduced to funny people as I was watching the Princess Bride movie. Somehow the obvious lack of slickness works to propel the story along.